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How many pennies are in \$1 million?

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There are 100 million pennies in \$1 million. Since there are 100 pennies in each dollar, multiplying 100 pennies per dollar times \$1 million yields 100 million pennies.

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Stacked together, 100 million pennies stretch for over 94 miles, and they weigh over 275 tons. Since 20 nickels make up \$1, there are 20 million nickels in \$1 million. One dollar has 10 dimes, so there are 10 million dimes in \$1 million, and since four quarters make up \$1, four million quarters equal \$1 million. Finally, \$1 is equal to two half-dollars, so two million half-dollars are the equivalent of \$1 million.

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